Southern Illinois University Seeks Assistant Professor (Precision Ag)

Posted on October 20, 2022
Southern Illinois University Seeks Assistant Professor (Precision Ag)
Position Title: 
Assistant Professor, Precision Agriculture


Position Summary:

The successful candidate will develop and teach precision agriculture and related course(s) to address the technical needs of graduates working in the precision agricultural industry and the interdisciplinary applications within agriculture. The successful candidate will develop a research program leading toward extramural funding and refereed publications. The faculty member will also mentor graduate students and advise undergraduates on special projects and participate in outreach activities.

This is a 9-month tenure track position with opportunities for summer research support.


Required: 1) Earned doctorate by the time of appointment with a primary emphasis in precision agriculture in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agricultural Systems Management, or closely related technical discipline; and 2) Demonstrated effectiveness in oral and written communication. Preferred: 1) Demonstrated expertise in precision agriculture technologies, such as: GPS, GIS, VRT, UAVs, remote sensing, electronic measurement, analysis and decision making related to agricultural management; 2) Experience in college level teaching and/or ability to teach precision agriculture and related courses; 3) Professional work experience; 4) Strong skills in computing and data analysis related to precision agriculture; 5) Demonstrated knowledge of crop production systems in Midwestern U.S.; and 6) Experience in grant writing and refereed publications.


Application procedure:

A complete application consists of 1) a letter of application detailing interest and qualifications; 2) statement of teaching philosophy; 3) statement of research interests related to this position; 4) transcripts (official must be submitted prior to hire); 5) curriculum vitae; and 6) at least three professional references with complete contact information.

Application deadline: November 15, 2022 for full consideration or until position is filled.

Application materials should be sent to the email address below:


Dr. Seburn L. Pense, Search Committee Chair

School of Agricultural Sciences

Mail Code 4415

Southern Illinois University

1205 Lincoln Drive, RM 176

Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Office Phone: 618-713-2547


SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.